The Royal Naval Association is a family of current and former Naval Service personnel, relatives and supporters of our country's Royal Navy. Whether we are catching up with friends at our regular social events; fundraising; advising on welfare and employment matters, or just providing an arm around the shoulder, our natural willingness to help others stems from the tradition and camaraderie that only Naval Service life can instil. The RNA’s core values are:
- Unity. Shared backgrounds and equality in rank. We share the same bonds, the same mindset, and even the same language (Jackspeak!). We are all equal.
- Loyalty. To each other and our dependants. We will always support and look out for each other. Our loyalty is to all our shipmates, our communities, the personnel and dependants of the Naval Service, and charities or organisations with naval connections.
- Patriotism. We are proud to serve and proud to represent our country and the Naval Service. Our pride in serving our country never leaves us. Nor do we forget those who have fallen for our country or who fight now.
- Comradeship. Friends in fun, fellowship and need. Your shipmates will always be here for you, whether it's about a job, ideas for a fun day out or just an arm around the shoulder. We will never leave you or your dependants in despair.